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Quorn to Mayo Gorge
Sat 4 to Mon 13 Jun 2016
- Walk name/location
- Quorn to Mayo Gorge
- Walk grade
- End-to-End 6
This is a multi-day walk. Registration requires payment of the END TO END EXTENDED WALK FEE. If you don’t have a Golden Boots card you will also be required to pay the daily walk fee ($8 x 7 walks). Accommodation and meal costs are not included. Those registering are invited to travel on the bus, at no extra cost, from Adelaide to Quorn, then Hawker, and return to Adelaide. IF YOU INTEND TRAVELLING ON THE BUS FROM AND TO ADELAIDE PLEASE ADVISE IN THE COMMENTS SECTION WHEN REGISTERING. If you choose to drive your own vehicle to the base locations the bus fee remains the same. Accommodation and meal arrangements are the responsibility of each person registering.
Group meals are planned for –
WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE (Emily’s Bistro – roast + tea/coffee – $20 – book on Sunday 5 June) and
SUNDAY 12 JUNE (Hawker Community Sports Centre – 3 courses – $30 – please book and pay when registering).
If you are unable to walk for the specified 7 walk days comprising this multi-day event and you still wish to register, contact the Friends’ office during operating hours.
BASE LOCATION: QUORN – Saturday 4 to Thursday 9 June (Walks 1, 2, & 3)
SATURDAY 4 JUNE
For those travelling by bus, the departure time is 9.30 am from the Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street, Adelaide. Please be at the bus station by 9.00 am for loading.
SUNDAY 5 JUNE (WALK 1) – QUORN TO DUTCHMANS STERN
This section of the trail passes the outskirts of Quorn before climbing gradually towards Dutchmans Stern. A side trip to walk the Dutchmans Stern loop walk will provide a memorable highlight of this walk.
MONDAY 6 JUNE (WALK 2) – DUTCHMANS STERN TO EYRE DEPOT
This is a deceptively tough walk with a bit of everything – undulating firetracks with spectacular views, a rocky gorge and a gibber strewn floodplain.
TUESDAY 7 JUNE (WALK 3) – EYRE DEPOT TO BUCKARINGA
After climbing back into the range, walkers enter Mount Arden Creek which winds its way northwards. The gradual climb up the winding creek bed with its waterfalls and rocky sections can make progress very slow, but after Mt Arden South campsite the trail leaves the creek to climb Mt Arden summit for spectacular 360 degree views. The trail then follows the ridgeline and a pretty creekline to exit at Buckaringa.
WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE – REST DAY – Dinner at Emily’s Bistro
THURSDAY 9 JUNE – RELOCATE BASE LOCATION TO HAWKER – Thursday 9 – Monday 13 June (Walks 4, 5, 6 & 7)
THURSDAY 9 JUNE (WALK 4) – JARVIS HILL TO LEIGH CREEK ROAD
One of the gems of the Trail, this ridge walk provides spectacular views and many photo opportunities. It is a short walk, but may still take up to 4 hours because of the terrain and photo stops.
FRIDAY 10 JUNE (WALK 5) – BUCKARINGA TO CALABRINDA CREEK
This is a predominantly flat walk below rocky outcrops. The trail then leads across Willochra Plain to Partacoona Station.
SATURDAY 11 JUNE (WALK 6) – CALABRINDA CREEK TO JARVIS HILL
This is a long but fairly fast walk, initially along vehicle tracks, then over open grazing land along the face of Yappala Range and past the historic Mt Elm school site to Jarvis Hill carpark.
SUNDAY 12 JUNE (WALK 7) – LEIGH CREEK ROAD TO MT LITTLE STATION
A classic Flinders Ranges creek walk, the whole day is spent in Wonoka Creek which has been the site of a couple of major floods in recent years.
DINNER at Hawker Community Sports Centre
MONDAY 13 JUNE
Bus returns to Adelaide leaving Hawker at 8.30 am.
ETA Adelaide – 3.00 pm approx
- Saturday 4 June 2016
- Monday 13 June 2016
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Event created: 4:20 pm Saturday 24 October, 2015
Event last edited: 9:54 am Thursday 20 February, 2020